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European Court of Human Rights : Pendov v. Bulgaria

Dirk Voorhoof (UGent)
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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has delivered a judgment in which if found, apart from a violation of Article 1 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), a breach of the applicant’s right to freedom of expression under Article 10 ECHR, due to the seizure of a server and the limitation of the functionality of a website. In this case the applicant complained of the seizure and retention by the Bulgarian prosecution authorities of his computer server, in the context of criminal proceedings for a copyright infringement against third parties. The retention of the server and the information contained in it also led to a limited functionality for a significant period of time of a website run by the applicant and hosted on that server.
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Freedom of expression, copyright, computer server, website

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Voorhoof, Dirk. “European Court of Human Rights : Pendov v. Bulgaria.” Iris Online, no. 2020–5, European Audiovisual Observatory, 2020.
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Voorhoof, D. (2020). European Court of Human Rights : Pendov v. Bulgaria. Iris Online, (2020–5).
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Voorhoof, Dirk. 2020. “European Court of Human Rights : Pendov v. Bulgaria.” Iris Online, no. 2020–5.
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Voorhoof, Dirk. 2020. “European Court of Human Rights : Pendov v. Bulgaria.” Iris Online (2020–5).
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Voorhoof D. European Court of Human Rights : Pendov v. Bulgaria. Iris Online. 2020;(2020–5).
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D. Voorhoof, “European Court of Human Rights : Pendov v. Bulgaria,” Iris Online, no. 2020–5, 2020.
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  abstract     = {The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has delivered a judgment in which if found, apart from a violation of Article 1 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), a breach of the applicant’s right to freedom of expression under Article 10 ECHR, due to the seizure of a server and the limitation of the functionality of a website. In this case the applicant complained of the seizure and retention by the Bulgarian prosecution authorities of his computer server, in the context of criminal proceedings for a copyright infringement against third parties. The retention of the server and the information contained in it also led to a limited functionality for a significant period of time of a website run by the applicant and hosted on that server.},
  articleno    = {2020-5:1/28},
  author       = {Voorhoof, Dirk},
  issn         = {2078-6851},
  journal      = {Iris Online},
  keywords     = {Freedom of expression,copyright,computer server,website},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2020-5},
  pages        = {2},
  publisher    = {European Audiovisual Observatory},
  title        = {European Court of Human Rights : Pendov v. Bulgaria},
  url          = {https://merlin.obs.coe.int/article/8857},
  year         = {2020},
}